Living in the Unity House
- Executive Director, Center for Environmental Education, Unity College
The Unity House is the Presidential Residence at Unity College. It was built as part of the commitment by the College to invest in the future they are trying to educate toward. Mitch and Cindy Thomashow were eager to build a carbon-neutral, LEED platinum home, and even more eager to live in one. This project was the realization of personal philosophy and vision. The 1,900-square-foot house has solar panels on its roof and is designed for a net-zero lifestyle—sometimes it draws power from the electric grid, but what it draws is balanced by power it contributes to the grid at other times.